Ruben Blades: Todos Vuelven World Tour

Ruben Blades is on his Todos Vuelven world tour and will be performing with his band (Oscar Hernandez, Arturo Ortiz, Ralph Irizarry, Eddie Montalvo, Robby Ameen, Ricardo Marrero and Mike Vinas). The best part is that while you sing along to his classic salsa songs, he is still officially the Minister of Tourism in his…

Re-membering Loisaida

Join us in celebrating Puerto Rican culture in the Lower East Side! Re-membering Loisaida 2009 is a series of round table discussions centered around all things Puerto Rican in this colorful barrio of Manhattan. Don’t miss out! On Archiving, on Wednesday, will feature a panel of archivists and cultural critics reinterpreting Loisaida art and culture….

The Formula for Greatness: Reporting from #GodBelongsInMyCity

By Jeremy Del Rio No budget + high profile hostility + lousy weather + despondent adult leaders + inspired student leaders + 2 weeks notice + a community greatly loved + supportive adults + viral technology + a God idea = one of the most amazing youth ministry experiences of my 23 year youth ministry…

A Look at the Latino Population

A Look at the Latino PopulationSpanish Journal (November 16, 2009) The U.S. Census Bureau reported that the minority population reached an estimated 104.6 million — or 34 percent of the nation's total population — on July 1, 2008, compared to 31 percent when the Census was taken in 2000. Nearly one in six residents, or…

Viral Youth Ministry, Because #GodBelongsinMyCity

By Jeremy Del Rio A couple of weeks ago, Brooklyn youth pastor asked several of his student leaders why New York City atheists could launch a massive subway ad blitz with nary a public peep from local churches when, as he mused, “God belongs in my city.” Their response to his dismay was a viral…

Iberoámerica: Our Way(s)

In its 12 year of production, Ibermedia has been the supporter and driving force behind some of Latin America’s most epic and acclaimed documentaries and films. Rolling through NYC for only one week, don’t miss this very special film festival with screening each night at the MoMA. Check the link provided for the full film…

Brian McLaren will be Speaking on the Postmodern Shift & the Emerging Church

Join us for conversations on Courage & Faith Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009 Topic: The Postmodern Shift & the Emerging Church Time: 6:30pm Location: Tomes-Higgins House Date: Sunday, September 20, 2009 Topic: A Postmodern Guide to the Bible: Integrating the Bible into Our Daily Lives Location: Christ Church Greenich, 254 E.Putnam Avenue For more information…

ESPERANZA REMEMBERS SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY

SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY (D-MA) 1932-2009 Senator Edward Kennedy lost his battle to cancer yesterday evening. The Esperanza family expresses our condolences to the loss of one of our national leaders. At the 2007 National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference, Esperanza presented Senator Kennedy with the Esperanza Leadership Award based on the biblical verse, Joshua…

140,000 Participate in Historic Faith Call with President Obama Sponsored by the Latino Leadership Circle and other Religious Organizations

Statement from Faith in Public Life, PICO National Network, Sojourners and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good   Washington, DC – An estimated 140,000 people of faith gathered on a historic national conference call with President Barack Obama and the American faith community.  Sponsored by more than thirty religious denominations and organizations that cut…

Latino Leadership Circle sponsors Nationwide call with President Obama on Health Care Reform

Dear Colleague:   If you had the chance, would you like to be on a phone call with the President of the United States?   On Wednesday August 19, at 5 p.m. you will have an opportunity to do just that.   President Obama has agreed to participate in a nationwide phone call with the…